This gym uses an ATC belay device. You will need to test and get a temporary certification, if you are not already certified. If you have never been to this gym, and want to make it go by a little faster, you can go here http://www.touchstoneclimbing.com/waiver , and submit a waiver so you don't have to do it there, as there are only 2 computers that allow you to do so. There is a couch as you enter the actual gym itself, we can meet there. Also, There's a great coffee shop on the corner of St. John & and San Pedro, called B2 and they make really good authentic coffee, if anyone would like to grab a cup beforehand. Otherwise, there's Caffe Frascati across the street from the gym.